Welcome and thank you for visiting my site. My name is Nicholas Burnsworth, I am 34 years old and have spent many of those years learning about and creating art from many different mediums , and have developed an eye for design. I love working with my hands and have always had the ability to just do what ever I set out to do. I am a musician and artist by heart. I love to draw, write, paint, sculpt or carve. At the age of 16 I started carving stone, mostly sandstone. I first started doing address and name stones, and eventually my creative side kicked in and I began carving floral designs, sculptures of animals, and relief carvings of farm scenery and such. It was my stone carving that actually led me to pipe carving. I was making pipes from steatite "black soapstone" and came across a pipe makers website and immediately was inspired. I always enjoyed the smell of my great grandfathers pipes, and dabbled into it from time to time. I had no idea though that there was such a difference between a Dr. Grabow or corncob, compared to a quality hand made briar pipe. I invested all that I could into setting up a shop to begin making briar pipes, and haven't looked back. I had much of the knowledge and skills needed to get me started. I had several years of machining and engineering background to help with the necessity of precision engineering, and with the ability to sculpt stone, and the creativity to design, I was well ahead of the learning curve. Though over the last few years I have continued to learn and take instruction from some of the finest pipe carvers in the world, I still feel I can improve on my designs and process. I want to make the best pipes, and will stop at nothing to become one of the worlds best pipe makers. So I invite you to follow along in my journey, my love and desire for pipes, and let you be the judge and help me to achieve my goal. Thank you and enjoy!